Calgary, AB,
14
May
2019
|
19:14
America/Denver

Canada Road Safety Week

The Calgary Police Service is supporting the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police for this year’s Canada Road Safety Week, a seven-day national campaign aimed at making our roads the safest in the world.

This year’s campaign will take place from Tuesday, May 14, to Monday, May 20, 2019, and will focus on safe driving measures to help reduce injuries and save lives on Canada’s roadways.

“During the campaign, we’re going to be focusing on behaviours that put drivers, passengers and other road users at risk,” said Acting Inspector Steve Ellefson. Once again, the campaign will concentrate on ending alcohol-impaired driving, drug-impaired driving, fatigue-impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and driving without wearing a seatbelt.”

“In the vast majority of incidents, collisions occur because of the actions of the driver,” continued Ellefson. “We want Canadians to be the driving force behind positive driving behaviours.”

The Calgary Police Service Traffic Section is active in the community year-round providing education and conducting enforcement.

“We know that traffic safety is more than just enforcement and that education, road and vehicle design all play a part. That said, traffic safety hinges on the decisions drivers make behind the wheel. We encourage all drivers to be safe as this has a direct impact on road safety.”

Calgary Statistics

Fatal Collision Statistics

2017

2018

2019 (Up to April 23, 2019)

Fatal collisions

11

15

7

Fatalities as a result of fatal collisions

12

16

7

Impaired by alcohol or drugs

2

6

3

Pedestrian Collisions

2

7

3

Did you know?

Did you know that Canada is one of the first countries in the world to adopt a national road safety strategy? Our campaign is one way we can help put Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 – Towards Zero: The Safest Roads in the World into motion.